Sale 956 — The Jay Hoffman Collection of United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 8-9 May, 2008

Category — Columbian Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
226
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Sale 956, Lot 226, Columbian Issue1c Columbian (230). Mint N.H., radiant color on post-office fresh paper, perfectly centered with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $660.00)

60
550
227
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Sale 956, Lot 227, Columbian Issue2c Columbian (231). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright paper, choice centering, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $205.00)

57
140
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228
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Sale 956, Lot 228, Columbian Issue4c Columbian (233). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 2003 P.F. certificate

230
475
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229
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Sale 956, Lot 229, Columbian Issue4c Columbian, Error of Color (233a). Mint N.H., deep rich color in the darker of the two recognized shades, bright paper, centered to bottom left but with perfs clear of design

FINE AND PRISTINE. ONE OF THE FEW AVAILABLE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLES OF THE RARE 4-CENT COLUMBIAN ERROR OF COLOR.

The 4c Columbian color error was caused by the use of a wrong batch of ink, and spectrographic analysis has shown that the blue inks of the 4c error and 1c Columbian have the same components.

Stamps from at least two panes reached collectors, and the few cancelled examples indicate that stamps used by the public came from additional panes. It is likely that a number of full sheets were printed using the wrong ink, and most of the stamps have simply been lost to philately.

With copy of 1967 P.F. certificate for block of four and with 2002 P.S.E. certificate. We have offered only four other Mint N.H. examples since keeping computerized records.

34,000
11,500
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230
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Sale 956, Lot 230, Columbian Issue5c Columbian (234). Mint N.H., intense shade and proof-like impression, gorgeous centering with wide and even margins, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 2000 P.F. certificate

260
850
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231
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Sale 956, Lot 231, Columbian Issue6c Columbian (235). Mint N.H. with part imprint at top, lightly hinged in selvage only, rich color, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1996 P.F. certificate

230
160
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232
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Sale 956, Lot 232, Columbian Issue8c Columbian (236). Mint N.H., bright shade on crisp paper, well-proportioned margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, with copy of 2002 P.F. certificate for block

200
0
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233
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Sale 956, Lot 233, Columbian Issue30c Columbian (239). Mint N.H., intense color and proof-like impression, almost perfectly centered with balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate

900
1,600
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234
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Sale 956, Lot 234, Columbian Issue50c Columbian (240). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, long and full perforations all around, fresh and Very Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (F-VF 75; SMQ $680.00 as 70, $1,800.00 as 80)

1,800
1,200
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235
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Sale 956, Lot 235, Columbian Issue$1.00 Columbian (241). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright white paper, beautifully centered with well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A GORGEOUS MINT NEVER-HINGED $1.00 COLUMBIAN.

With 2002 and 2004 P.F. certificates, the former as a block

4,000
3,500
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236
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Sale 956, Lot 236, Columbian Issue$2.00 Columbian (242). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, full perforations all around

FRESH AND FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 COLUMBIAN.

With 2000 P.F. certificate

4,100
3,250
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237
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Sale 956, Lot 237, Columbian Issue$3.00 Olive Green, Columbian (243a). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, choice centering for this difficult issue

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $3.00 COLUMBIAN IN THE DISTINCTIVE OLIVE GREEN SHADE.

With 1975, 2001 and 2008 P.F. certificates

6,250
10,000
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238
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Sale 956, Lot 238, Columbian Issue$4.00 Columbian (244). Mint N.H., radiant color on bright paper, choice centering, long and full perforations

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $4.00 COLUMBIAN.

With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $14,000.00)

8,500
11,500
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239
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Sale 956, Lot 239, Columbian Issue$5.00 Columbian (245). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, wide margins for this issue

VERY FINE AND CHOICE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

With 2004 and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $10,500.00)

10,000
14,000
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